Powell, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 15,078.
Males: 7,266  (48.2%)
Females: 7,812  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 37849

Estimated median household income in 2022: $80,506 (it was $43,076 in 2000)
Powell:

$80,506
TN:

$65,254

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $37,176 (it was $20,171 in 2000)

Powell CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $299,018 (it was $93,700 in 2000)
Powell:

$299,018
TN:

$284,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $359,911; detached houses: $378,570; townhouses or other attached units: $302,801; in 2-unit structures: $187,496; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $174,348; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $303,260; mobile homes: $93,622; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $148,834
March 2022 cost of living index in Powell: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Powell, TN (2000)
    • 13,09496.3%White alone
    • 1741.3%Black alone
    • 1290.9%Two or more races
    • 910.7%Hispanic
    • 760.6%Asian alone
    • 260.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.03%Other race alone

Races in Powell detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 43 registered sex offenders living in Powell, Tennessee as of April 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Powell is 351 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 994 feet

Land area: 22.5 square miles.

Population density: 671 people per square mile   (low).

Powell, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Powell CCD:

0.7% ($694)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (7.4 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (139.4 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Karns, TN (2.2 miles ),
Clinton, TN (2.6 miles ),
Knoxville, TN (2.7 miles ),
Park City, TN (3.0 miles ),
Andersonville, TN (3.2 miles ),
Norris, TN (3.3 miles ),
Hardin Valley, TN (3.3 miles ),
Gibbs, TN (3.4 miles )

Latitude: 36.05 N, Longitude: 84.04 W

Area code: 865

Distribution of median household income in Powell, TN in 2022
Powell satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.6%
Tennessee:

3.0%
Most common industries in Powell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.0%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Powell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (3.7%)

Average climate in Powell, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Powell, Tennessee average temperatures Powell, Tennessee average precipitation Powell, Tennessee humidity Powell, Tennessee wind speed Powell, Tennessee snowfall Powell, Tennessee sunshine Powell, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 89.4. This is worse than average.

City:

89.4
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 11.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.8
U.S.:

5.1
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2019 was 1.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.24
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2023 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 18.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.9
U.S.:

19.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 10.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

8.1
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00868. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00868
U.S.:

0.00931

Tornado activity:

Powell-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Powell place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 17.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from Powell center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 166.7 miles away from Powell center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 140.2 miles away from Powell center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Powell center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 269.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Powell:

  • FMC POWELL (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #5 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #4 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #6 (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • (CLOSED) FHC OAKWOOD (Hospital, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • PROFESSIONAL REGISTER OF NURSING SERV (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • (CLOSED) HOUSECALL H H KNOXVIL (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powell:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 9 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 25,483)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 11 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Roane State Community College (about 35 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 43 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Walters State Community College (about 45 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 49 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Tusculum College (about 72 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Public high school in Powell:

Private high school in Powell:

  • TEMPLE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 204, Location: 1700 W BEAVER CREEK DR, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Powell:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Powell: Bell Campground (A), Jordan Siding (B), Chestnut Ridge (C), Baker Mill (D), Heiskell Volunteer Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Powell Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Powell include: Sunnyview Church (A), Temple Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church of Powell (C), Glenwood Baptist Church (D), Heiskell United Methodist Church (E), Heiskell Church (F), Bishopville Church (G), Brushy Valley Church (H), Calvary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Latham Cemetery (1), Aulton Cemetery (2), Bishopville Cemetery (3), Slave Cemetery (4), Franse-Ingram Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Knob Fork (A), Fowler Branch (B), Foster Branch (C), Childress Branch (D), Burnett Branch (E), Patt Branch (F), Williams Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn North (323 East Emory Road) (1), Country Inn-Stes Knoxville N (7534 Conner Road) (2), Clark Motel (7130 Clinton Highway Ofc) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (7520 Primetime Road) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Lee Smith (American football) - Football player.

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.8%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.5%
Whole state:

4.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.8%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

People in group quarters in Powell in 2000:

  • 394 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Powell (2011 data):

  • Commercial Bank: Powell Branch at 420 East Emory Road, branch established on 1998/05/01. Info updated 2008/09/25: Bank assets: $807.9 mil, Deposits: $626.4 mil, headquarters in Harrogate, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Unified Shares, Llc
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: Powell Branch at 2121 Emory Road, branch established on 1971/12/21. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation
  • The Community Bank of East Tennessee: Powell Branch at 430 E. Emory Road, branch established on 2002/08/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $58.3 mil, Deposits: $48.5 mil, headquarters in Clinton, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • The Peoples Bank: Powell Branch at 100 West Emory Road, branch established on 2006/10/16. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $89.9 mil, Deposits: $81.3 mil, headquarters in Ewing, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Home Federal Bank of Tennessee: Powell Branch at 105 East Emory Road, branch established on 1998/12/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,047.7 mil, Deposits: $1,646.0 mil, headquarters in Knoxville, TN, positive income, 23 total offices
  • Tennessee State Bank: Powell Branch at 7500 Old Clinton Pike, branch established on 2000/07/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $626.7 mil, headquarters in Pigeon Forge, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Tennessee State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Emory Road Branch at 601 E Emory Road, branch established on 2004/10/25. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Century Bank: Powell Branch at 600 East Emory, branch established on 1998/03/16. Info updated 2007/08/28: Bank assets: $255.4 mil, Deposits: $222.1 mil, headquarters in Tazewell, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Claiborne Holding Company, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Powell:

Marital status in Powell, TN
  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in Powell:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Powell, TN (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant183,754365
Mainline Protestant51,345116
Catholic21,9887
Other7,17834
Black Protestant6,89729
Orthodox8182
None160,246-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 74
Knox County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 58
Knox County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 162
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 313
Knox County:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Knox County:

12.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Knox County:

13.7%
Tennessee:

13.5%

8.03% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($70,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.03%
Tennessee average:

8.49%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.02%
Tennessee average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Blount County, TN  0.54% ($55,601 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.49% ($51,741)
from Sevier County, TN  0.31% ($42,033)
Businesses in Powell, TN
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Ruby Tuesday1
Arby's1Starbucks1
CVS1Steak 'n Shake1
Comfort Inn1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS2
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Powell:

  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WKXV (900 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RA-TEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WITA (1490 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WITA, INC.)
  • WKGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRIPLE S ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WYSH (1380 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CLINTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJXB (1240 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powell:

  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHT (104.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTXM-FM (95.7 FM; MARYVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJBZ-FM (96.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TN; Owner: SEYMOUR COMMUNICATIONS)

TV broadcast stations around Powell:

  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKXE-LP (Channel 4; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Powell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Powell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • .8 Miles E Of Powell Tn Adj To Rr (Lat: 36.037583 Lon: -84.011583), Call Sign: WQJ888, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2000, Expiration Date: 07/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2002, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Rwy Co, 99 Spring St Sw Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: (404) 529-1254

  • 7540 Dannaher Way (Lat: 36.052194 Lon: -83.996667), Type: Mast, Structure height: 30.8 m, Overall height: 34.4 m, Call Sign: WQGH540,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.2400 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2017, Expiration Date: 01/18/2027, Certifier: Sonny Easley, Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464, Email:

  • 7540 Dannaher Way (Lat: 36.052500 Lon: -83.998611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37.1 m, Overall height: 45.1 m, Call Sign: WQHE460,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2007, Expiration Date: 01/07/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2008, Certifier: Sonny Easley, Registrant: Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc., 1035 Data Lane, Knoxville, TN 37932-2570, Phone: (865) 966-1544, Fax: (865) 966-6350, Email:

  • 7540 Dannaher Way (Lat: 36.052500 Lon: -83.998611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 45.1 m, Call Sign: WQHM555,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2017, Expiration Date: 09/10/2027, Certifier: Sonny Easley, Registrant: Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc., 1035 Data Lane, Knoxville, TN 37932-2570, Phone: (865) 966-1544, Fax: (865) 966-6350, Email:

  • Lat: 36.037083 Lon: -84.028972, Call Sign: WRUE940,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.712 MHz, Grant Date: 08/19/2022, Expiration Date: 08/19/2032, Certifier: Tanna Garrett, Registrant: Two Way Radio Gear, 3245 Okeechobee Rd, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987, Phone: (800) 984-1534, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

235 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Powell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Powell)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of fires - 83 took place in 2008, and the least - 12 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Powell, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (39.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Powell, TN
    • 29541.0%Structure Fires
    • 28139.1%Outside Fires
    • 12517.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 182.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Powell, TN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Powell, Tennessee:

  • Super 8 Powell, 323 E Emory Rd, Powell, Tennessee 37849 , Phone: (865) 938-5501, Fax: (865) 938-5504
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, 7534 Conner Rd, Powell, Tennessee 37849 , Phone: (865) 947-7500, Fax: (865) 947-5444
  • Comfort Inn, 7585 Barnett Way, Powell, Tennessee 37849 , Phone: (865) 938-5500, Fax: (865) 938-5508
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Powell, Tennessee
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Powell, TN
  • 48.3%Utility gas
  • 45.7%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Powell, TN
  • 69.9%Electricity
  • 20.9%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood


Powell compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Powell on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: waiters and waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 (37849) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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